As first confirmed by Deadline Hollywood, Cameron will be writing, directing and producing his first television show for Showtime entitled Roadies in partnership with JJ Abrams’ Bad Robot and executive producer Winnie Holzman. Cameron will direct the pilot episode sometime this Fall, so stay tuned for more information. Until then, you can check out quotes from Cameron and J.J. Abrams from the Deadline story below:
“Crowe revealed that he and Abrams had been talking about the Roadies idea for some time. “We’re fans of crews, those workers up on the rigging towers, or walking feverishly with eight phones on their belt. Those quietly devoted people live huge lives, they’re often the real keepers of the flame,” he said.
…”Added Abrams, “We had been talking about the series for so long, but when he actually handed me the script, it was funnier and sweeter and wilder than I had ever imagined. Roadies is Cameron Crowe at his most musically passionate, colorful character best.”